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Iain Davis The people who none of us elect, who ultimately control international finance, all corporate & business activity, government policy and international relations have constructed a system that will enable them to seize the “global commons.” They are the Global Public Private Partnership (GPPP) and while elected representatives are within their ranks, they don’t set either the …
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Mark Crispin Miller, NYU Professor and News From Underground publisher, joins James Corbett to discuss his specialty: propaganda. In true #SolutionsWatch style, they discuss ways to identify and dissect propaganda, as well as how to help others to see through common propaganda techniques. Links, sources and shownotes – as well as download options and an audio-only …
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Vanessa Beeley Washington and London’s latest war against Syria was incubated in CIA and MI6 offices long before the manufactured “uprising” erupted in 2011. This was not the first time that the US neocolonialist alliance had attempted regime change in Syria. Historian Stephen Gowans writes about Washington’s Long War on Syria in his comprehensive book …
- Kit Knightly
This Week in the New Normal #9
Audio Version New Feature! Our successor to This Week in the Guardian, This Week in the New Normal is our weekly chart of the progress of autocracy, authoritarianism and economic restructuring around the world. 1. The Death of a War Criminal 2021 sure has been hard on blood-soaked warmongers behind the 2003 invasion of Iraq. …
- Kit Knightly
The Banners of the King of Hell Advance
Edward Curtin “Vexilla regis prodeunt Inferni” Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy: The Inferno Audio Version New Feature! Try to look ahead and see if you can see what’s been coming for decades.  Try to climb higher and see the beautiful things that Heaven bears, where we came forth, and once more see the stars and raise …
This is a list of individuals currently serving in the United States House of Representatives as of the 117th Congress
The world has seen QAnon before. It was called Nazism.
On January 6, 2021, white insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, proudly displayed the confederate flag, and set up gallows on the Capitol grounds.
It's 2022 vision time. The U.S. Senate elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2020. Thirty-four of the 100 Senators are up for reelection and will serve a six-year term from January 3, 2023, until January 3, 2029. The time to start organizing is now.
The runaway-growth in the cannabis industry, fueled by rolling de-regulation and a high demand forecast, is bringing with it a growing carbon footprint.
- Ryan Grim
Biden Administration Urged Senate to Raise Profit Threshold for Minimum Corporate Tax to $1 Billion

Sen. Angus King said a $100 million threshold was raised at the administration’s behest, sacrificing hundreds of billions in revenue for Build Back Better.

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- Jon Schwarz
“The Spoils of War”: How Profits Rather Than Empire Define Success for the Pentagon

Andrew Cockburn’s new book is an incredible compendium of avarice and folly.

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Making a Killing: The Business of War Profiteering

Renowned national security journalist Andrew Cockburn breaks down the 21st century’s “spoils of war.”

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- Ken Klippenstein
After Tractor Collision During Strike, John Deere Declares Accident Reports “Confidential”

Concerned about "reputational risk" on social media, management is trying to keep accidents among salaried workers quiet.

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- Akela Lacy
Banks Lobby Against Biden Proposal to Crack Down on Ultrawealthy “Tax Cheats”

Mostly rich people avoid paying $600 billion a year in taxes, in part through lack of income reporting to the IRS that Biden is trying to change.

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Hazardous levels of alcohol consumption identified in African hunter-gatherer group
The Mbendjele BaYaka are an Indigenous Congolese hunter-gatherer population, one of a number of "Pygmy" hunter-gatherer populations living in the rainforests of Central Africa.
Team discovers evidence of prehistoric human activity in Falkland Islands
Since its first recorded sighting by European explorers in the 1600s, scientists and historians have believed that Europeans were the first people to ever set foot on the Falkland Islands. Findings from a new University of Maine-led study, however, suggests otherwise; that human activity on the islands predates European arrival by centuries.
Living descendant of Sitting Bull confirmed by analysis of DNA from the legendary leader's hair
A man's claim to be the great-grandson of legendary Native American leader Sitting Bull has been confirmed using DNA extracted from Sitting Bull's scalp lock. This is the first time ancient DNA has been used to confirm a familial relationship between living and historical individuals.
Researchers identify a new kind of pure carbon production by microorganisms
Life on the Earth is based on carbon. Through the course of evolution, living organisms have learned to form and process large numbers of different carbon compounds. Carbon is the cornerstone of most biologically produced organic compounds such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats and DNA. All of these compounds contain, in addition to carbon, many other elements, including hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen.
Researchers worry about Census' gap in 2020 survey data
Researchers are worried about coronavirus-related disruptions to one of the U.S. Census Bureau's most important surveys about how Americans live, saying a gap in the 2020 data will make it more difficult to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and measure year-to-year changes.


“Where all the white women at?”


I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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